News: J. Cole Does It Up For 29th B-Day, Dreams Big W/ New Major Record Label

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 10:55PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Roc Nation's J. Cole has taken his career to an all-new high with the release of a new mixtape called Revenge of the Dreamers and an unexpected partnership with Interscope Records.

Cole celebrated his 29th birthday this week with the release of his 11-track underground offering.

J. Cole celebrates his 29th birthday by dropping his free mixtape Revenge of the Dreamers. The 11 tracks include appearances from his Dreamville family including Bas and Omen, plus the original version of "Crooked Smile." He raps over Tupac's "Ambitionz az a Ridah" ("Lil' N*ggaz") and samples Miguel's "Do You..." ("Lit"). (Rap-Up)

The North Carolina native also celebrated the project's release via his Twitter page.

"A gift for you from Dreamville. Celebration. Thank you for the Birthday love. Much Love to Interscope," Cole tweeted January 28. (J. Cole's Twitter)

To make the day even more memorable, Cole announced the partnership of his Dreamville label and Interscope Records.

Dreamville, one of hip-hop's most innovative and creative collectives and the force behind the phenomenal success of rapper J. Cole, whose first two albums hit #1 across the charts, has formed an exclusive label with Interscope Records. Dreamville also announced today that its first artist signing will be Bas, who has been supporting Cole on tour. "Dreamville celebrates the sort of grass roots, out-of-the-box approach to connecting artists to their fans that can help move the music industry into the future. We are very pleased to welcome Dreamville into the Interscope family," says Joie Manda, President, Urban Music, Interscope Records. (Press Release)

The 29-year-old rapper reportedly launched Dreamville seven years ago.

Cole and business partner Ibrahim Hamad launched Dreamville in 2007, before Cole became the first signing for Jay-Z's Roc Nation two years later (Cole remains an artist with Roc Nation). Since then, the Dreamville team has been responsible for successes on record, on stage, on the Internet, and beyond. As a result, Cole, a magna cum laude graduate of St. John's University with a major in communications and minor in business, has been named one of Forbes magazine's prestigious 30 Under 30 in the music industry. (Press Release)

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